To meet the many different needs and use cases of public cloud users, AWS offers several ways to purchase compute capacity for its EC2 instances. Reserved Instances (RIs) specifically present a tremendous opportunity to save significantly on cloud costs, while offering flexibility and convenience. However, a variety of factors must be considered to accurately budget expenses, support capacity needs, and fully reap the benefits of AWS Reserved Instances.
In this session, CloudCheckr CTO Patrick Gartlan discussed how AWS Reserved Instances are structured and sold, and how your organization can efficiently leverage them to save money and ensure coverage for critical workloads in the cloud. Amazon EC2 Reserved Instances provide a significant discount compared to On-Demand pricing, and provide a dedicated capacity for specific Availability Zones.